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Small Jewelry Cabinet

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Project by Steve posted 12-22-2017 09:54 PM 915 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry cabinet from sapele, except for the back, which is just plywood.I modified the design from a shaker cabinet featured in a magazine a few years ago. The original plan had a single door and shelves inside. (It seems a little obvious now, but when I made the change, it really didn’t occur to me that two doors would be double the work!)

The doors are frame and panel construction held closed by a pair of small rare-earth magnets. The knobs are turned from scraps on a mini lathe—doing my best to make them (at least close to) identical.

-- ~Steve





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 10:09 PM

Very good looking cabinet!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 11:39 PM

Nice build Steve…how was the sapele to work with?

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#3 posted 12-23-2017 11:52 AM

Cool design – it looks like small miniature wardrobe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-23-2017 03:46 PM

Beautiful wood combination and selection!

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#5 posted 12-23-2017 04:30 PM

Nice looking cabinet. I like your choice of wood.
It is very similar to one I designed and made a couple of years ago for my daughter in law.
If you are interested you can see it in my projects.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Steve

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#6 posted 12-23-2017 04:32 PM

I like working with sapele. For a while, my local lumberyard had a ton of it and it was frequently on sale. I usually buy it in 8/4 thickness, 10-12 inches wide and some 10 feet long. Usually, it’s straight-grained and free of knots—very little waste.

I had read that it could be difficult to plane, but in my experience, tearout is no worse than hard maple or walnut. It sands easily and smoothly.


Nice build Steve…how was the sapele to work with?

- Tom Regnier


-- ~Steve

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Steve

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#7 posted 12-23-2017 04:40 PM

That’s a nice design—good use of the space in the doors. I really like the bar you installed for bracelets or watches. I’ve wanted to add something like that to a future cabinet but wasn’t sure how to approach it. (i.e. I’m stealing your idea.)


Nice looking cabinet. I like your choice of wood.
It is very similar to one I designed and made a couple of years ago for my daughter in law.
If you are interested you can see it in my projects.

- LesB


-- ~Steve

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#8 posted 12-23-2017 07:57 PM

The Sapele goes well with the style,
nicely done.

-- Doug...

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